John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of '80s rap icons Whodini has died. He was 56. There's been no official word, but new broke via Questlove, who posted a tribute on his Instagram, writing, "This man was legendary and a pivotal member of one of the most legendary groups in hip hop. This is sad man."
Whodini formed in Brooklyn in 1982, with Fletcher and his signature Zorro hat alongside co-founder and main lyricisct Jalil Hutchins and DJ Grandmaster Dee. The band's "Magic's Wand" was the first rap single to have an accompanying music video, and their classic singles include "Freaks Come Out at Night," "The Haunted House of Rock," "One Love," "Five Minutes Of Funk" and "Friends." Whodini were honored with the the Hip Hop Icon Award at the 3rd Annual Black Music Honors in 2018.